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AXA UK hires Ursula Wyman as COO, Commercial

23rd November 2021 - Author: Katie Baker

AXA UK has appointed Ursula Wyman as Chief Operating Officer for its Commercial business, succeeding Tim Yorke who will be leaving the business at the end of the month.

Wyman will take up responsibility for driving operational progress such as advancing the digital strategy as well as continuing to navigate operational requirements associated with COVID-19.

Joining AXA from outside of the insurance industry, Wyman brings with her over 20 years of experience in telecoms, travel and financial services.

She most recently led the global group delivery function at IQ-EQ, an investor services group, leading the Shared Services function and driving operational transformation.

Prior to this, Wyman held various roles within Expedia Group, directing the global operations teams, developing new support products and taking charge of strategic growth and transformation programmes.

She will report to Jon Walker, Chief Executive Officer, AXA Commercial, and will also join the Commercial Executive Committee.

Jon Walker, Chief Executive Officer, AXA Commercial: “I am very pleased to welcome Ursula to the team. I am sure her breadth of knowledge will support the business to advance operational delivery and prepare for the future as we progress our digitisation and innovation agenda.”

Ursula Wyman, Chief Operating Officer, AXA Commercial: “I am very excited to have joined AXA – I can see great opportunities to advance the Commercial operations here and drive initiatives to shape the future of the business. It is a very exciting time to enter the insurance industry and I am really looking forward to learning more about the sector.”

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